Bilingual Science (BSC) Programme is a traditional curriculum, which has been in place since the launch of the school and has undergone through revisions over the years to excel the content.
At Secondary and High School Campus, students complete six years for secondary general education (grade 7 to 12) in the National curriculum. Secondary education consists of three years each for lower secondary education (grade 7 to 9) and upper secondary education (grade 10 to 12).
English-medium Curriculum is based on the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) qualifications, namely, Cambridge Checkpoint, Cambridge IGCSE as well as Cambridge International A level. In accordance with the mission of the school, English-medium curriculum strives to provide comprehensive education bringing in the elements of all subject areas: Languages, Mathematics, Sciences, Art, PE, and Music.
The aim of the Bilingual Social Programme is to have one comprehensive integrated curriculum, a combination of Khmer and English- medium subjects where students learn science and mathematics in the mother tongue and develop strong academic competency in English through Arts, Humanities and ICT. Having a strong command in academic English will lead student to take English–medium Examinations in the subjects they mastered in their mother tongue eventually.
International Programme covers all the main subject areas with the option of two foreign languages, Chinese and French.
English Language Learners (ELL)
Zaman International School uses an acceleration model that provides ELL students with learning experiences that stress complex, engaging activities and direct teaching of the English language. Language and skill development is accelerated, so students can meet high standards in all academic areas.
In the ELL program, a certificated teacher teaches the English Language Development class for ELL students. This class works to build student proficiency in academic language, helping students access the core curriculum throughout the rest of their day. These classes focus on oral language development, explicit instruction in the structure of the English language, and academic language development through reading, writing, speaking, and listening. They may also support the student in their core classroom work.
How do students qualify for ELL services?
Students must meet eligibility requirements to qualify for ELL services. Eligibility is determined by the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA). There are four levels of English language development determined by the ELPA. You will receive a letter reporting the results of this test. If your student is Level 1, 2 or 3, s/he is eligible for active ELL services.
- Level 1 – Beginning/Advanced Beginning. Your student will be eligible for ELL services.
- Level 2 – Intermediate. Your student will be eligible for ELL services.
- Level 3 – Advanced. Your student will be eligible for ELL services.
- Level 4 – Transitional. Your student will not be eligible for ELL services, but will qualify for extra academic support if needed for two years after transitioning from active ELL services.
English Language Learner (ELL) Test
What you can expect: Students who qualify for extra language support will take four test domains: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. The test will be entirely online using a test .There will also be a short paper-and-pencil Writing section. Each test section should take 20 minutes or less. Your building’s ELL teachers will proctor the test. The test is given on the date of the application in the school.
Why: The results of this required proficiency test will help teachers and parents understand how ELL students are learning English, and what other supports they need. Parents will receive a score report after the test is completed.
How often will students be tested?
All ELL students will be re-tested on the annual ELL assessment each December or March. Scores are sent home from the school after testing scores are out.
If they qualify for ELL services, what kind of help will they receive?
Students will not be removed from their classroom during Khmer studies. They will receive ELL services in the morning in a different class at their school.